Search
Filters

Jacob of Sarug's Homily on the Lord's Prayer


Edited and Translated by Morgan Reed
Jacob of Sarug's pastoral concern and rhetorical acumen have earned him the title “the lyre of the Holy Spirit”. This volume presents both a text and translation of Jacob’s exposition of a passage central to Christian liturgy and piety.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0561-4
  • *
Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 29,2016
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 107
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0561-4
$48.50
$29.10

Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the Lord's Prayer. Jacob’s pastoral concern and rhetorical acumen have earned him the title “the lyre of the Holy Spirit”. This volume presents Jacob’s exposition of a passage central to Christian liturgy and piety. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the Lord's Prayer. Jacob’s pastoral concern and rhetorical acumen have earned him the title “the lyre of the Holy Spirit”. This volume presents Jacob’s exposition of a passage central to Christian liturgy and piety. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
  • Bad
  • Excellent
Contributor Biography

Morgan Reed

Morgan Reed is a PhD student at The Catholic University of America. He holds an M.A. degree in Semitics from the Catholic University of America and specializes in the reception history of the Hebrew Bible in Syriac sources.

  • Table of Contents (page 7)
  • Acknowledgments (page 9)
  • Preface (page 11)
  • Introduction (page 13)
  • Text and Translation (page 27)
  • Index (page 103)
  • Bibliography (page 105)
Customers who bought this item also bought

The New Syriac Primer, 2nd Edition

Series: Gorgias Handbooks 9
ISBN: 978-1-59333-325-6
A truly useful introduction to the Syriac language is a rare find. This practical initiation to the study of this ancient language of the Christian church speaks with clarity and authority. A fruitful integration of scholarly introduction and practical application, this primer is more than a simple grammar or syntactic introduction to the language. Written in a style designed for beginners, Kiraz avoids technical language and strives for a reader-friendly inductive approach. Readings from actual Syriac texts allow the student to experience the language first hand and the basics of the grammar of the language are ably explained. The book comes with downloadable material so that readers may listen to all reading sentences and text passages in the book.
$48.00

Jacob of Sarug's Homilies on Women Whom Jesus Met

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0580-5
Five homilies by Jacob of Sarug on women whom Jesus met: the Canaanite Woman, the Samaritan Woman, the Hemorrhaging Woman, the Woman Bent Double, and Jairus' Daughter.
$28.80

Jacob of Sarug's Homilies on the Solitaries

Edited and Translated by Colby A. Scott & Morgan Reed
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0562-1
Jacob of Sarug's pastoral concern and rhetorical acumen have appropriately earned him the title “the lyre of the Holy Spirit”. This volume presents Jacob's admonitions to those living a life of consecrated singleness to God.
$29.10

Pocket Gorgias Syriac-English Dictionary

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0707-6
The Pocket Dictionary is both a convenient academic resource and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac. With 13,000 entries drawn from the major existing works, it is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts.
$38.40